By Killing ISIS Fighters Instead of Bringing Them to Justice, We Become as Guilty as Our Enemies

A profoundly important, unprecedented and dangerous decision has been taken by European leaders in the past few days. It’s not made as explicit as it should be – because our leaders are always careful to erect a bodyguard of verbiage and lies to protect them if something goes wrong – but it’s perfectly clear that …

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Raqqa Destroyed to Liberate It

The so-called Islamic State organization was primarily a bogeyman encouraged by the western powers. I’ve been saying this for the last four years. I asserted, as a former soldier and war correspondent, that IS would collapse like a wet paper bag if proper western ground forces attacked their strongholds in Syria and Iraq. This week, …

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The US is Bombing Raqqa into Complete Devastation — at Least 433 Civilians Killed

The United States has been bombing the Syrian city of Raqqa into complete devastation at the rate of at least one air-delivered munition every 8 minutes, according to monitoring group Airwars. The organization found that in August, there was a sharp increase in the number of bombs dropped by the U.S.-led coalition. This resulted in at least …

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At least half the city has been totally destroyed, according to a reconstruction official (Reuters)

Raqqa in Ruins: Brutal Fight Against IS Leaves City Destroyed

As the Islamic State (IS) group is slowly but surely routed from its former Syrian "capital" in Raqqa, the last stand looks to be the most vicious, with civilians being used as human shields, and mines circling the city. Reduced to its last few positions in Raqqa, from where IS once planned major attacks against …

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Syrian War Report – September 13, 2017: Army Prepares to Cross Euphrates River

Hezbollah declared a victory in Syria as the Russian Defense Ministry announced that pro-government forces have liberated 85% of the country from militants. “We have won in the war [in Syria],” Hezbollah leader Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah said on Tuesday, according to the Lebanese newspaper al-Akhbar. He added that “the path of the other project has …

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US to Hand Raqqa Over to ISIS Affiliates After “Defeating” ISIS

In its article, "Syria: Arab Tribes Who Once Supported ISIS Turn to U.S. As Endgame Being In Raqqa," Newsweek reports: A top U.S. diplomat in the fight against the Islamic State militant group (ISIS) has praised recent talks with Syrian tribal leaders slated to play a large role in governing Raqqa once the jihadis are …

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Matay Hanna, an MFS fighter, looks at a map of Raqqa, specifically the churches destroyed by IS (Wladimir van Wilgenburg/MEE)

Christian Militias on Warpath in Raqqa

On the front line against the Islamic State group in its Syrian capital Raqqa, a battalion of crucifix-wearing fighters is preparing to unseat the militants in a fight for the survival of their co-religionists. The Syriac Military Council (MFS) was first established in 2013 to protect the Christian Syriac (also known as Assyrian) community and fight …

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